March 13th, 2013
07:33 AM ET

Vote for pope resumes after lunch

Will the Roman Catholic Church's cardinals elect a pope today, the first full day of their conclave? If so, they'll have to make it happen in their afternoon session.

Black smoke rose from the chimney fixed to the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday morning, indicating that the cardinals' first two votes of the day were inconclusive. The cardinals also didn't come to a conclusion on Tuesday evening, which was their first vote.

They will have two more opportunities to vote on Wednesday afternoon, after they have lunch.

We have a number of features to inform you about the process. Our full story on Wednesday's activities can be found here. But also check out:

Wednesday's conclave schedule

Video: Millions bet on pope

How a pope is chosen

The contenders

Video: Papal conclave 101

Cover-up claims disturb conclave

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  1. the prophet

    The next Pope should be a holly man, whom will need to save the church from the state.

    March 13, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Chicadow

      I'm not sure he should be a holly man. Their leaves have pointed edges that can really scratch you up.

      March 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dot Johnson

      Do you mean HOLY man? A Holly man breeds bushes.

      March 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Lunch. Let's do lunch.

    March 13, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. mkavunkal

    Hey CNN guys, Cardinal Vithayathil of India (Former Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church) passed away two years ago!!!

    March 13, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joseph

    Cardinal who has died is in the list of POPE???
    (@_o) CNN Update your records.. H.E Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil has passed away on 1st April 2011

    March 13, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Stephanie Puthumana

    Cardinal Vithayathil passed away two years ago and has been succeeded by Cardinal George Alencherry!

    March 13, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. markfordeath

    The war which BILL CLINTON(antichrist) declare on the black human population in AMERICA and against those of AFRICAN descent around the world remianins base on what CLINTON and the AFRICAN POPE knew about ANDRE HIMES future in FLORENCE ITALY and in NORTHERN INDIA on the day he was born at SHAW AIRFORCE BASE on APRIL 30 1965. Neither BILL CLINTON nor will his father nor will the AFRICAN pope will be suprise by ANDRE HIMES miraculous survival in the future, since they knew what the white feminists as well as those whites who have a long history embracing white supremacy did not know.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      March 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      With the insertion of AFRICAN pope into his regular diatribe, he's actually more on topic than usual. But what about the hip-hop nation, and that mark on his forehead?

      March 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    Why do they need 4 hours for lunch? What are they, a bunch of 70 year old men or something?

    March 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Do you know how long it takes to tie on all those gigantic bibs?

      March 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |